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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 5, 2013 8:28pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: "Pianist" shows

"The Hazel Scott Show" (1950, US, DuMont)
"It's Alec Templeton Time" (1955, US, DuMont)
"The Isador Goodman Show" (1956-1957, Australia, HSV-7)
"Liberace" (1953?-1954?, US, syndicated)
"The Susan Raye Show" (1950, US, DuMont)

What are some other series mainly consisting of a pianist playing the piano? I believe "Choice of the People" (1957–1958, Australia, ATN-7) may have been such a series. What are some others?....

EDIT: I came across some others:
"Rendezvous with Lindley Evans" (1958-1959, Australia, ATN-7)
"The Sonny Kendis Show" (1949-1950, US, CBS)
Also probably this series:
"Music for You" (1958-1960, Australia, TCN-9)

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-06 04:25:11

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Nov 5, 2013 10:43pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Pianist' shows

Ah. Before Liberace, there was Korla Pandit. Even though his principle instrument was the organ, he also had a piano around. He is now considered to be one of the originators of "Exotica" music. A very interesting character. My mom used to watch his show back in the 50s. he came to our town in the 60s and played at a local grocery store of all places, long after his show had been cancelled and replaced by Liberace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQHaglomIU0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ytSC8rz84



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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 8, 2013 2:23am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Pianist' shows

Thanks, I'll check out those links later.

A possible "pianist" show might be "Melody with Milton" (1958-1960, Australia, ATN-7). Milton Saunders was a pianist, and it is possible he played the piano on the series:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3184584/

I believe there are likely other examples. A user on IMDb mentions a "local show" with a pianist named "Roberta" that aired late-1940s/early-1950s in some US city.

EDIT: Just watched those two YouTube videos. Very cool indeed.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Nov 6, 2013 2:25pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Pianist' shows

Maybe the Victor Borge Show?
Quigs

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 6, 2013 7:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Pianist' shows

Thought of another last night:
"The Oscar Levant Show" (1958–1960, US, syndicated)